Sep 1 2019

The Piedmont City Council met on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue. The meeting was broadcast live on the City website and Cable Channel 27.  Recordings of the meeting are available on the City website.

Regular Agenda

  1. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes for 08/05/19

    PCA Council minutes2019-08-05

  2. Receipt of the 2nd Quarter Police Department Report from the Chief of Police 

    See crime statistics, maps, and programs in link below.

  3. Consideration of Authorization to Solicit Bids for Traffic Calming Measures at the Intersections of Greenbank & Oakland Avenues as well as Fairview & Grand Avenues


  4. Introduction of the City’s New Website


Sep 1 2019

Piedmont Park Commission Agenda

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

5:30 p.m. City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA

Staff reports are linked below the agenda list.

1. Approval of Park Commission Minutes for August 7, 2019 

2. Consideration of a Request to Remove a Street Tree at 331 Magnolia Ave. by Eric Schen and Laurie Lau

3. Update on Annual Playground Inspections

4. Update on Lower Grand Avenue Median Landscape Improvements

>Staff reports and Park Commission Agenda_Sept.4, 2019

Sep 1 2019

Piedmont Police Department advises keeping pet cats indoors:

As it is still peak season for wildlife, many coyotes have recently been spotted in both the upper and lower areas of Piedmont. Coyotes, while typically aloof, can display aggressive tendencies if their young are nearby. They are also carnivorous predators and tend to hunt smaller mammals which can include cats.

The Piedmont Police Department would like to remind everyone to always be aware of your surroundings. And to protect your feline pets, it is highly recommended to make your them indoor only pets, or bring your cats inside from dusk to dawn.

 Piedmont Animal Control Officers are available to answer any questions at 510-420-3006. 

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Sep 1 2019

Letter from Piedmont Unified School District regarding school funding  –

For several years, PUSD has been working to educate our community about how the state of California is failing children by not adequately funding education.  We are often asked what can be done to change that.

Now is your chance…

We urge you to contact state legislators Representative Buffy Wicks, Piedmont’s Representative in the State Assembly (email or phone 916-319-2015) and Representative Rob Bonta (email or phone 916-319-2018) today to ask them to support the issue of Full and Fair Funding by placing a measure on the ballot before they adjourn for their fall recess on Sept. 13. 

Please click on the following links to learn more and see the draft script to help you in your outreach and support:

>Full & Fair Funding Letter and Script

>East Bay Coalition for Public Education

There has never been a more critical time to be bold and stand with educators, students, parents and communities across the state to show your support for greater investment in California’s public education system. Full and Fair Funding is an education-specific measure that would move California to the national average in per-pupil funding.

This is the same letter that we have sent to all families across the District.  Join us in support for Full and Fair Funding.


Randall Booker, Superintendent, Piedmont USD
Terra Salazar, CSEA President, Piedmont USD
Gabriel Kessler, APT President, Piedmont USD
Board of Trustees, Piedmont USD:
Amal Smith, President
Cory Smegal, Vice President
Sarah Pearson
Megan Pillsbury
Andrea Swenson

“If we create a culture where every educator believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve.”
– Dylan Wiliam
Piedmont Unified School District
           760 Magnolia Avenue
           Piedmont, CA 94611   510.594.2614 office


Sep 1 2019

The League of Women Voters California has announced support for ways to reduce plastics from going into the environment.

Every day, single-use packaging and plastic products generate thousands of tons of waste that are wreaking long lasting damage on our health and natural environment. We can no longer afford to wait. Act now and demand that your legislators combat the plastic waste crisis.

Roughly two-thirds of all plastic ever produced has been released into the environment, polluting every street, park, river, coast, and ocean. SB 54 and AB 1080 would alleviate the scourge of plastic by:

  • Requiring manufacturers to reduce waste and improve the recyclability or compostability of packaging.
  • Ensuring that all single-use packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable after 2030.
  • Mandating that the most-littered plastic products be made only from recyclable or compostable materials.
  • Creating incentives to encourage in-state manufacturing using recycled material.

Our dependence on single-use plastics is poisoning our state. Plastic production is a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions, floating plastic “islands” are clogging the oceans, and microplastics are increasingly contaminating our food and drinking water sources. Act now and help us combat the plastic waste crisis.

League of Women Voters California

Sep 1 2019

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont & City of Piedmont

Invite you to Join
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson

for a Discussion about the 2020 Census

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Piedmont Community Hall 711 Highland Ave, Piedmont CA

Keith Carson, Piedmont’s representative on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, will lead a discussion on the importance of the decennial census, getting counted, and how citizens can become involved in the process on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Piedmont Community Hall.

A native of Berkeley, Carson attended Berkeley High School and Merritt College. He then transferred to UC Berkeley where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences. Carson went on to receive his Master of Public Administration from California State University, Hayward (now California State University, East Bay.) He has served on the Board of Supervisors since 1993.

Please attend for this timely, informative discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

Aug 27 2019

No Windows or Doors Were Forcefully Damaged to Remove the 180 pound Battery –

Prius owners are advised to avoid street parking overnight.

Battery thefts from Toyota Prius have been rising since 2015.  On Thursday night, August 22 or early Friday, August 23 morning the 180 pound mid-mounted central battery pack was stolen from a 2017 Prius parked on Webster Street in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights.  The owner discovered the theft on Friday, when leaving her apartment.  The repair typically costs between $5,000 and $10,ooo according to a Toyota mechanic who is currently re-installing the battery pack in four other Prius models that suffered the same theft.

See photos and Read more here.

Aug 27 2019

The Piedmont School Board will consider new policies on Drugs, Tobacco, and Alcohol at their meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Piedmont City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue.  The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live from the Piedmont website under videos and also on Cable channel 27.


Aug 27 2019

Piedmont Taxes are agendized for the Committee to make recommendations to the Piedmont City Council.

City of Piedmont Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee

Thursday, August 29, 2019   7:30 p.m.

Emergency Operations Center, Piedmont Police Department, 403 Highland Avenue Piedmont, CA


This is an opportunity for members of the audience to speak on an item not on the agenda. The 10 minute period will be divided evenly between those wishing to address the Committee.

  1. Update on the Committee’s Review of the Parcel Tax Pursuant to Resolution 120-14
  2. Consideration of Scheduling Future Meetings

Staff reports are not publicly distributed before the meeting. The meeting will not be broadcast.  Minutes of the Committee’s meetings are not agendized for Committee approval.  Audio recording are made of the meetings and are available through the City Clerk.

Aug 18 2019

The Piedmont City Council meeting Monday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue will take up the following agenda:

 Approval of a Revised “Defendants’ Side Agreement to Facilitate Consent Decree Compliance” related to the On-going Technical and Legal Activities of the East Bay Sewer Collection System Agencies 

Approval of Updated Personnel Rules for the City of Piedmont

 Appointment of Voting Delegate and Alternate for the 2019 League of California Cities Conference  

Vice Mayor Teddy Gray King and Councilmember Jennifer Cavenaugh

 Approval of an Agreement with ClientFirst Technology Consulting for Land Management Software Improvements and Data Migration   $75,000

08/19/19- Consideration of Authorization to Solicit Bids for the Cavendish Lane Rehabilitation Project –The City’s expenses related to this project will be reimbursed by the City of Oakland pursuant to the terms and conditions of the previously approved Emergency Agreement between the cities dated December 12, 2018.

The meeting will be broadcast on Cable Channel 27 and on the City website under videos. 

READ the Agenda > HERE.